Amritsar: Tension prevailed in Majitha segment on Monday, following the clashes between supporters of Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress.
To defuse the tension police reinforcements were rushed to Mian Pandher village in Amritsar, 275 km from Chandigarh, following the clashes.
“Two groups were involved in the clash. Those injured were taken to hospital. We have stationed police forces in the village and nearby areas,” Inspector Paramjit Singh of Punjab Police said. The clashes took place on Sunday after the peaceful polling for the February 4 assembly elections ended. Bricks, stones and rods were used by people from both groups, the police official added.
The Majitha assembly seat saw a bitter contest between high-profile Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Congress candidate Lalli Majithia and AAP’s Himmat Singh Shergill. Bikram Majithia is the younger brother of Union Minister for Food Processing and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
1 killed, another injured over political argument
Tarn Taran: One person was killed and his brother injured on Monday after a mob of around 20 people attacked them at their home in Pallasour village here, police said.
Deputy Superintendent Police Jagbinder Singh said a mob attacked the residence of Surjit Singh (42) and killed him from point black range besides leaving his brother Jaswant Singh injured before fleeing the scene.
They kept animosity in their mind, Jagbinder said.